We follow one woman's attempt to recover from an eating disorder and hear what it’s like to wake up each morning and have to fight a battle not only with food, but more importantly, with yourself. It's a rare look inside one person’s struggle. We also hear from her husband and explore her decision, early in recovery, to become a baker. Today's sponsors: Go to and use offer code SPORKFUL to save 10% on your first purchase.
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Fifty years after the panic about "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome" began, we explore how faulty science and perceptions of race and class contributed to the making of a food myth that persists today. And we tell you how to make the best bloody Mary ever. Today's sponsors: Go to to get 15% off your first purchase.
To Cook On TV, Forget How To Cook (with Chef Richard Blais)
Richard Blais got his first job in food at McDonald's when he was a teenager. He was so shy he couldn't look the customers in the eye. So how did that kid become a food TV star and winner of Top Chef All Stars? How did he end up in some the finest kitchens in the country? And why does he say he still doesn't consider himself successful? We discuss, plus he tells us why spotting a hot trend and hopping on the bandwagon is a good career strategy in the food world. Today's sponsor: Go to to get $35 off your first order.
New Year's Food Resolutions 2018
Sporkful listeners and Dan reveal what food they resolve to eat more of in the new year -- and why. Plus we replay one of our favorite shows from 2017. Today's sponsors: Go to and use promo code SPORKFUL for 10% off your first purchase.
How To Use The Force To Stir Risotto
What are the best and worst food-related moments in the Star Wars films? How could the Force help you out in the kitchen? Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out today, so we're exploring the universe of Star Wars food with The Food Lab's Kenji Lopez-Alt, Nerdette's Greta Johnsen, and the recipe developer behind Han Solo Frozen In Carbonite Jello Mold. Today's sponsors: Go to to get a $300 Visa gift card when you become a paying customer by December 31.